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Monday, April 12, 2010

Greenest Band in the Land has an Earth Day special

How do you become the "Greenest Band in the Land?" I'm not sure, but that's what Mother earth News labeled The Giving Tree Band recently.

I don't generally point to sales, but this gimmick caught my eye. On Earth Day (April 22), 50% of Giving Tree Band proceeds will go to Global Green USA. They're also performing at University of Chicago's Earth Day Festival on April 23 and there's a good chance you'll hear some new music from their new album, The Joke, The Threat, & The Obvious due out this fall.

The bluegrass/folk inspired indie group have several instruments hand made from naturally fallen trees and reclaimed wood and their second album, Great Possessions, was recorded with 100% solar-energy - not to mention the band bicycled back and forth from the recording studio to save air emissions. - i suppose that answers my question above.


APRIL
17 - Austin, TX - Old Settlers Music Fest (w/ Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo)
23 - Chicago, IL - University of Chicago Earth Day Festival at 12 Noon
23 - Dekalb, IL - Otto's

MAY
13 - 16 - Montauk, NY - Montauk Music Festival (headlining slot)
22 - Lawrence, KS - Festy Fest (w/ Split Lip Rayfield)
29 - Des Moines, IA - Farmer Song Fest

JUNE
05 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Music Festival (w/ Widespread Panic, Black Keys)

JULY
4 - Naperville, IL - Naperville Rib Fest (w/ Sister Hazel, Tonic)

AUGUST 
19 - Boston, MA - Boston Green Fest
21 - Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Folk Festival

SEPTEMBER
3 - Vernon, NJ - Evolve Music And Yoga Festival

from the blogosphere -
  • Caspian in NY this week
  • new video from Fang Island

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